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As beautiful as our tree here is, she's a little bit under-watered. Using old lights, frayed cables, power strips that have too many things plugged into them, having candles and other heat sources too close to the tree are all potential dangers that basically just light this entire tree up in the worst way possible. We've got a huge fire crew standing by outside right now. We're going to simulate what would happen if a little spark caught underneath the tree, and that spark turned into a flame, and that flame turned into losing this house.


OK, so we're going to assume that this tree was too close to an open flame or heat source. So we've got a little fire started at the base of the tree. Now the tree hasn't been watered in eight days, so it's fairly dry. And we're going to see how quickly the rest of it takes to catch fire.


And it is going. Wow. You can see that some smoke rising up toward the ceiling. Not even 30 seconds in and this fire is well on its way.


And that is really starting to go up. We just lost the lights on the tree. Wow. It looks very hot in that room right now.


[CHRISTMAS MUSIC PLAYING]


I just want to point out this is an abandoned house, by the way. OK, just over 45 seconds in. And already the majority of the tree is engulfed.


[CHRISTMAS MUSIC PLAYING]


Wow. The smoke is filling the room. If we look at camera one over here, it looks like we're about to use camera one to that smoke, so we're switching back to camera two. And there goes the tree. Erie Insurance Exchange, Erie Insurance Co., Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Co., Flagship City Insurance Co. and Erie Family Life Insurance Co. (Erie, PA) or Erie Insurance Co. of New York (Rochester, NY). Go to erieinsurance.com for company licensure and product details.


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